Soul of the Song

Facilitator: Josh Bender, Beth El Executive Director, has been involved in Jewish communal leadership for almost 20 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education from Baltimore Hebrew University and is a graduate of the Day School Leadership Training Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminary. In addition to serving in various leadership roles within the Jewish community, Josh plays the guitar and has been song leading for many years in schools, camps and synagogues.

Jewish identity has been informed and influenced greatly by songs, their melodies and meanings. Join Josh for an exploration of four key Jewish songs that have shaped modern Jewish identity and values. Participants will analyze the lyrics of each song and how these lyrics have helped shape Jewish thinking, belief and culture. Enjoy participatory singing, niggunim (wordless melodies) and guitar accompaniment. Bring your voices and an open heart.

Fee: No fee for Beth El Congregation member $36 fee for non-member. *registration required

Location: Kolker Room

For further information and to register, please contact Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.